Return of the King soundtrack

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Colin Bushby's picture
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Any one interested in the music can listen to a few snippets from here

http://www.eclipsemagazine.com/modules/new...php?storyid=807

There's also some behind the scene footage of the recording



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very tempting... but I can wait >.< barely



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I listened to some snippets on a soundtrack site last week, and I've ordered my copy of the soundtrack already- unlike you, Tina, I can't wait! Not even barely! :roll: I'm filled with impatience - the music sounds too good, and I have a need to hear it all ASAP! Smile

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I'll get it, then the day after the film I'll listen to it - but I don't want to watch a really powerful scene then think "oh yeah, it's "Into the West! :D" ". Laughing out loud



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I have purchased my copy of the soundtrack although I had to track it down at multiple stores to get it. Let me say that it has a much different feel to it than the previous soundtracks. I'm not sure how to put it, but the music does not sound grand or filmic in the sense of John Williams' scores (aside from a few tracks). What it does convey is the inevitability that the story itself shows. This is a very bold move. While the leitmotifs from the previous film return in a few sections, to me they are missed. And that is precisely the feeling that I believe Shore wants to get across. He wants to tell the story through his music as well, which means symbolizing through music that the characters cannot return to their former lives because they are not the same. Anyone else get the same impression?



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I have purchased my copy of the soundtrack although I had to track it down at multiple stores to get it. Let me say that it has a much different feel to it than the previous soundtracks. I'm not sure how to put it, but the music does not sound grand or filmic in the sense of John Williams' scores (aside from a few tracks). What it does convey is the inevitability that the story itself shows. This is a very bold move. While the leitmotifs from the previous film return in a few sections, to me they are missed. And that is precisely the feeling that I believe Shore wants to get across. He wants to tell the story through his music as well, which means symbolizing through music that the characters cannot return to their former lives because they are not the same. Anyone else get the same impression?

I kind of got that feeling also, when comparing the FotR and TTT soundtracks... like for example the main endsongs, where in the first one it was Enya's May It Be, which I found extremely touching and emotive, while the TTT one seemed not as tear inducing but more showing the increasing darkness and sorrow the story holds.

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